Myers-Briggs analysis of America

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  1. UMBS Go Blue

    UMBS Go Blue KWEEN 2016! YES WE KWAN!

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    Here's a study described in second hand by Richard Florida, one of my favorite sociologists and a big proponent of the "creative economy." Midwesterners are friendly but conventional, West Coasters are relaxed and creative, and Northeasterners are temperamental, uninhibited, and just darn neurotic. :p

     
  2. PRlady

    PRlady aspiring tri-national

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    "reserved, aloof, impulsive, irritable, and inquisitive," while also being "passionate, competitive, and liberal."

    Schmuck was reading my Myers-Briggs test!

    At least I live in the right area of the country for my type, not that I didn't know that already.
     
  3. NinjaTurtles

    NinjaTurtles Teenage Mutant

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    The research didn't look at the Myers-Briggs typology :confused:
     
  4. CantALoop

    CantALoop Well-Known Member

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    Isn't this "Big Five" personality traits instead of Myers-Briggs? Either way, birds of a feather do flock together...and crazy seems to attract crazy :lol:
     
  5. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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  6. falling_dance

    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    I got Maine.
     
  7. elka_sk8

    elka_sk8 Well-Known Member

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    I got Washington. Always thought I was more suited for the west coast!
     
  8. Susan1

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    I got West Virginia, which is right next to Ohio, where I live. I've been there once, just across the river to Parkersburg, so I could say I've been to another state (got a t-shirt to prove it).
     
  9. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    Apparently I should have Georgia on my mind. I did take a vacation to Atlanta in the 90's once...
     
  10. Vagabond

    Vagabond Well-Known Member

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    I got a beachfront home in Liguria.

    :summer:

    Making up the results was more fun than taking the test.
     
  11. CantALoop

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    I got Washington - not that there's any chance of me getting my home state since the study omits Hawai'i and Alaska :wuzrobbed::mitchell:
     
  12. my little pony

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  13. Skittl1321

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    If you leave everything in the middle you get Texas.
    I took the test and got Florida. I took the ocean test it is based on and found the analysis pretty useless.
     
  14. Anita18

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    I got Oregon! Only more fodder for Alf to convince me to move to Portland. :p
     
  15. Simone411

    Simone411 aka IceSkate98

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    I also got Georgia. Peter, I guess we'd get along pretty well together over there! :D
     
  16. dardar1126

    dardar1126 Well-Known Member

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    I got New Mexico...and I did live in Ranchos de Taos in the late 90s. But I liked Massachusetts the most, and am hoping to move back there within the next year.
     
  17. skateboy

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    I got Georgia as well.
     
  18. Moto Guzzi

    Moto Guzzi Well-Known Member

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    Oregon! It's one of the few states I haven't visited yet.
     
  19. RFOS

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    I belong right where I am and the test agrees. :)
     
  20. kwanfan1818

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    Pennsylvania.
     
  21. Zemgirl

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    Yes, it's the Big Five (OCEAN). I don't know if the error was Florida's or whoever came up with the title, but while there are some correlations between the two, they are not the same.

    The "which state you belong in" test is apparently based on a few items from the big five inventory.

    I looked over the JPSP article presenting the actual research. They had two samples in which participants did the big five, two that did a ten-item version with sometimes iffy reliability (this may be the same test used in the "which state" test?), and one that completed a different measure. It's really not my field of expertise so I can't comment on the research itself, but I was surprised that the authors did not discuss possible limitations of their work.

    Anyway, I got New Mexico. I don't think I belong there.
     
  22. liv

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    I got Oregon.
     
  23. purple skates

    purple skates Shadow dancing

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    Utah - which is kind of funny, because when we went to Utah for Adult Nationals a few years ago, I remarked to my Mom that I could see myself living in Salt Lake City if I ever wanted to get out of Michigan.
     
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    Montana - probably because of my quiet, independent streak. Haven't ever been there, but with Glacier National Park, I think I would be happy. However, I do like big cities so....
     
  25. PeterG

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    THREESOME!!! :grope: :lol:
     
  26. ChelleC

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    Vermont